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Sharks Recall Schaefer From Cleveland

by Staff Writer / San Jose Sharks

San Jose Sharks Executive Vice President and General Manager Doug Wilson announced that the club has recalled goaltender Nolan Schaefer from the Cleveland Barons, the Sharks top development affiliate in the American Hockey League.

To make room on the roster, San Jose reassigned winger Ryane Clowe to the Cleveland Barons of the American Hockey League.

In seven games with the Sharks, Schaefer posted a 5-1-0 record with a 1.88 goals against average and a .920 save percentage. He was victorious in his first five appearances, becoming the first Shark to begin his career with five consecutive wins. Schaefer also posted his first career shutout in a 1-0 overtime win against Anaheim on Nov. 4.

With the Barons this season, Schaefer owns an 11-9-0 record with a 2.81 goals against average and .908 save percentage. By defeating San Antonio on December 27 and December 29, he became the first goaltender in the franchise’s history to record back-to-back shutouts.

The six-foot-two, 200-pound goaltender from Yellow Grass, Saskatchewan was originally selected by San Jose in the fifth round (166th overall) in the 2000 NHL Entry Draft.

SHARKS SIGN IGGULDEN

The Sharks have signed right wing Mike Iggulden (IHG-gul-den) to a two-year contract. In keeping with club policy, financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

The first-year professional spent training camp with the Sharks and earned a professional tryout contract (PTO) to play for the Cleveland Barons, the top development affiliate of the Sharks. In 43 games with the Barons this season, he is fourth on the team with 30 points (13-17=30) and 14th among all American Hockey League rookies. Also, his 13 goals are tied for tenth among rookies.

Iggulden played his collegiate hockey at Cornell (ECAC). He registered 34 points (13-21=34) in 110 career games at the college level.

The six-foot-three, 215-pound native of St. Catharine’s, Ontario was signed as an undrafted free agent.

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